We opened our night with a circle outside, under a lavender sky. The sound of the ocean cradling our voices, as we called out to the goddesses, seven directions, ancestors, and those near and dear to us.
We circled and sang to the women who chose to be born in June: Donna, Leah, Amy. We gave these three our love and blessings and received theirs in return…the image of a poppy and the advice to open to our light from Donna, wise words and a beautiful song from Leah, ring of fire in the form of a warm and fuzzy necklace from Amy.
We moved inside for a few moments to learn about Freya, the Norse goddess of love, sexuality, fertility, prosperity, and magic. One of my favorite days of the week, Friday, was named after Freya – a day to stop working and start playing. With Freya we celebrate our boldness.
And then outside again to experience one bold act together, running out into the cold ocean, with pants and skirts hiked high (some higher than others…celebrating Freya and the Moon quite literally 😉
As we washed our feet in the flower petal and ginger laced tubs of cold and warm water, we gathered around the fire to warm up with celebratory belly laughs.
Inside for circle speak, where we bravely shared our boldness. Some said YES! to bold acts of accepting love and moving into new places and into the unknown…some said NO! cutting people or situations or environments out of their lives. And some spoke of bold acts yet to come. We spent time sending our loving thoughts of support and encouragement to one another.
Our closing circle and end of night conversations continued the spirit of our bold celebration into the night and beyond.
Mother Moon was at turns wearing her veil of clouds and sailing out from behind them to be seen and called out in all her glory and wild woman boldness.
By Gina Chang
Thank you Gina, for your wonderful writing. Thank you Barbara for the great pictures.
Below are some upcoming offerings by the Moon Mothers.
This small group of women (beginning drummers) gather once a month to drum for souls sake.
Sunday June 22nd Noon lunch (potluck) 1pm to 3pm drumming.
Please RSVP Annette Ward (650) 355-9134 firstname.lastname@example.org
Half-day Women’s Retreat
Facilitated by Donna Scheifler
Sunday, June 22, 2014
To avoid the heat of the noonday sun we’ll gather 2 – 5 pm.
Mindfulness, meditation, and journaling will help you get back in touch with your deeper self and with what wants to blossom in you. Let the beauty in nature and power of a women’s circle restore you. Leave inspired with a sense of how you want to step into your summer.
Open Space Preserve
Entrance on Edmonds Rd
Redwood City, CA
(near Hwy 280 & Edgewood Road)
Bring a friend and
you can both attend for $50
RSVP by calling 650-366-5510
Portrait of Self in Half Moon Bay
New Moon Goddess Celebration
Sunday, June 29th, 630pm at Dina’s home.
Honoring Hindu Goddess Tara
Please Join us for Stories, Poems, & Ceremony
Bring your journals, Dress Warm, Bring a Blanket
Host- Dina Ayala, CMT 650-557-0544
My new website address:
Shelley Moore, Soul Purpose Reader 650-303-9250
Where: 912 Anza Drive Pacifica
Please RSVP to Dina
Donations Appreciated ($10-$30)